Born May 24 at Campbell County Memorial Hospital, the same hospital he
practices medicine in today, Dr. Jacob Rinker comes from a strong background
with deep community ties: his mother, a school teacher for more than three
decades; and his father, a local miner at Eagle Butte Coal Mine in Gillette, Wyoming.
Dr. Rinker grew up loving everything this community had to offer, and anything
he could do with his hands. With everything that Wyoming has to offer,
Dr. Rinker found passion in hunting, fishing, camping and marksmanship
from an early age. These passions carried through into his college years
where he competed in the Men’s Air Pistol category during both the
2002 and 2003 Junior Olympics. He continues to be an avid hunter and fisherman.
Perhaps one of the most fundamental building blocks that led Dr. Rinker
to where he is today would be his involvement in the local Fire Cadet
program. Carrying this love for assisting those in need into his college
years, while he volunteered as a firefighter he earned his EMT basic certification.
Dr. Rinker also worked diligently at Montana State University in Bozeman,
Montana to earn a degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience.
With each call for help, Dr. Rinker found himself more and more drawn to
the workings of the medical profession. Finding himself filled with questions
at every turn and a desire to learn more, Dr. Rinker knew he had found
his calling in medicine—ultimately surgery.
It’s the connection with the patients Dr. Rinker feeds on. His desire
to be present from the very beginning gives him a finesse patient's
desire in their physicians; a doctor who does not just want to do a procedure
but to make sure that you are taken care of. His impeccable bedside manner
shows just how much his dedication to being there for his patients means
to him. His love for science and medicine has turned into a love for healing.
If you ask Dr. Rinker what keeps him going you’ll get one simple
answer, “I believe in what I do.”
High Plains Surgical Associates
At High Plains Surgical Associates, we provide a full spectrum of surgical
care to help patients regain an optimal level of health. Our team makes
it their mission to treat every patient with respect and communicate what
will happen during their surgery so they have a clear understanding of
what will be done and why.
High Plains Surgical Associates can treat the following:
- Abdominal Pain
- Acid Reflux / gastric reflux (GERD)
- Esophagus / Endoscopy
- Parathyroid Glands
- Skin Lumps & Bumps
- Small Bowel
- Varicose Veins
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